Collaborative Text Editor

Robin Becker robin at
Sat Jul 17 21:59:31 CEST 2004

John J. Lee wrote:

> Peter Hansen <peter at> writes:
>>John J. Lee wrote:
>>>The way I've always imagined it working is as follows.  I'm sure
>>>experimentation is the way to find out what works, though, so Twisted
>>>certainly sounds like a great idea.
>>>- At any time, exactly one person has control.
>>>- The only person able to move the cursor and edit text is the one
>>>  with control.
>>[snip other ideas]
>>There are already editors that support such things, so imagining
>>how it works, while interesting, might not be the best approach
>>to get started...   vim, for example, already can do this sort
>>of thing.  I'm certain there are others out there.
> Could you provide a link to any info on how to do this in vim?
> John
There's some info at and

Robin Becker

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